He was a quietist and an epicurean, and the closest parallel to Homer in the literature of the North.
He was clearly a Pharisaic Quietist, a Pharisee of a fast disappearing type, recalling in all respects the Chasid of the early Maccabean times, and upholding the old traditions of quietude and resignation.
In the early days of his tutorship had met the Quietist apostle, Mme Guyon, and had been much struck by some of her ideas.
Teg Bahadur was succeeded by the tenth and most powerful guru, his son Govind Singh; and it was under him that what had sprung into existence as a quietist sect of a purely parshad is then distributed equally to all the faithful present, no matter to what caste they belong.
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